Gussin Spiritan Divison

Ground Floor
Administration Building
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Email: hotep@duq.edu
Phone: 412.396.6661
Fax: 412.396.5466
Monday to Thurs.: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Social and cultural activities encourage community among cohort students.

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    Summer Semester Experience

    The first-year in the Gussin Spiritan Divison begins with a mandatory 5-week summer semester running from late June until the end of July. The semester includes these study components:

    • University core and Division required courses of three credits in core English 101 (Thinking and Writing Across the Curriculum) and three one-credit courses: 
    • Research and Information Skills, from the University core
    • Strategies for Academic Success, a Division core focusing on study skills for college
    • Introduction to University Success, another Division required course.

    During the summer sementer students experience

    • Tuition discounts
    • Non-credit classes that support credit course work.
    • Abilities and interests testing to determine strengths, learning style, career choice, etc.
    • Social and cultural activities to encourage community among cohort students.